This is the Edinburgh flower clock for 2016, this has been a feature of west Princes street gardens since 1903. This year it is designed to honour Scotland’s architects
A sad clown, some art work at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
bigger album will be up soon
I pass the castle almost every single day, sometimes I just don’t register… she is always there.
at night, she is illuminated, sometimes she changes colour, tonight she was a bonny shade of red… here she is in all her clory
Night shot of the Sky Flyer Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions 2015.
Taken with a 15 second exposure, to give the corkscrew effect.
I also like the green glow at the bottom of the Scott Monument
Earlier this month a new statue was unveiled in Princes Street gardens, it was of Wojtek the Polish war bear.
Wojtek was a brown bear, which was found in Iran and adopted by the Polish army.
Wojtek was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a Private and was listed among the soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company.
Following demobilisation on 15 November 1947, Wojtek was given to Edinburgh Zoo, where he spent the rest of his life, often visited by journalists and former Polish soldiers.
In 2006 the Cow parade festival visited Edinburgh, you can still see some of the fiber-glass cows dotted around the city. This fella can be found at the corner or Lothian Road and Shandwick place. However, he has a new clothes, I can only assume he is dressed up for the Rugby World Cup!
The Scots American War Memorial, also known as The Call 1914 is located in West Princes Street Gardens. it was erected in 1927 and shows a kilted infantryman looking towards Castle Rock.
An attempt at an atmospheric monochrome shot, from behind looking on to the Castle
Recently the ARC Gloria, a historic Colombian tall ship built by the nation’s navy in the 1960s was berthed in Leith.
here is a photo of ARC Gloria, on a atmospheric cloudy evening
This is the Edinburgh flower clock for 2015, this has been a feature of west Princes street gardens since 1903. it has ~ 40,000 plants, with a new theme each summer, this years theme is to celebrate Edinburgh’s 10th anniversary as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. there is also a small cuckoo that pops out every fifteen minutes
Please leave Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose alone, it isn’t tradition to rub the nose on this statue and I have no idea where this ‘tradition’ started. No it won’t bring you any luck, you will just irritate the locals, Despite several paint (nose) jobs people still rub the poor wee dugs nose
Someone has put up a wee note, asking ‘please don’t touch my nose, love Bobby’
Greyfriars Bobby was a wee Skye terrier, legend has it after his owner John Grey died and burried in Greyfriars kirkyard, this loyal wee dug spent the rest of his life at his masters grave, a whole fourteen years.
So, yes…. please don’t rub Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose, please! 🙂